This is how to email ring tone to your Verizon V710, E815, V3C or V3M...
as well as other phones...
NOTE: based on my
initial posting and comments at -> How To... Getting
MP3 ringers to the phone via email... You can discuss this process there.
(For this to work... make sure you have visited http://www.vzwpix.com and created an account
first. If you haven't done that yet, you need to do that first!!)
NOTE: This costs $0.25 per pix message. However, if you have one of the
Pix Messaging plans from Verizon (for monthly fee), this may be included/free as
part of that plan.
This has been very unreliabile lately... it can take anywhere from Minutes to DAYS for the message to reach your phone. And if you don't do it properly, it may get saved as a SOUND rather than RingTone, and can't be used as a ring tone.
Additonally, there have been reports of Verizon's network
Re-Encoding/Converting MP3's emailed to your phone into QCP (Qualcom PureVoice)
format. This presents a problem... The
quality of the files is now degraded. While some phones can use these .QCP
files as ring tones, other phones (like the Moto Maxx and Krzr) will only
allow you to save those QCP's as SOUNDS, so they can NOT be used as ring tones. As of 5/23/07, all of my Verizon phones have intermittantly experience this
conversion/re-encoding problem except my Samsung U620. For more info see -> did verizon disable the ability to send mid ringtones?
Be sure to read the Common Problems section lower on
For anyone having problems with this... Follow these steps Exactly!!
Use that SAME EXACT FILE, do the SAME EXACT STEPS. And please send via a WEB
BASED EMAIL ACCOUNT... Use Gmail. DO NOT USE A FULL Email Client software on
your PC like Outlook. (If you don't have Gmail and want it, PM me with your
current email address, I still have 50 invites left). This will give us a known good file and a known good process so we can help
narrow down where the problem is.
NOTE: I have only tried this
from Gmail, Hotmail, and the web based access to my AT&T Worldnet email. I have
not tried Comcast's web based email access, or Yahoo's web based mail.
Reports of using Yahoo, Comcast and other web mail are MIXED, but Gmail appears to
NOTE: Renaming MP3's to .MID prior to
sending is Not needed for all phones. We know it is needed for V3C, V3M and V710 users.
We know that E815, K1M, Maxx Ve users, Chocolate, enV, U740 and U620 users can email Mp3 ring tones without renaming.
Other phones, you'll have to try and see.
NOTE: Krzr K1M users.. I am told you do not need to
rename MP3's to .MID prior to sending, BUT your message size limit is
SMALLER. The K1M appears to be limited to 300kbytes per message!.
NOTE: Maxx Ve users... I am told that you need to
rename your files to all lower case, and letters only before emailing.
They should also keep the .mp3 extension.
If your phone is not listed on this page, then you'll have to
experiment with it and see if renaming MP3's to Mid is required or not.
NOTE: this same process can be used to email PICTURES/WALL PAPER to your
phone, just use a properly formatted JPG
file instead of the SOUND file in the steps below.
I Visited... my ringer page... right clicked on 001_CTU24.mp3 and from the pop-up...
clicked Save Target As... then If Renaming is NOT needed for your phone: click the
"save" button, BUT If RENAMING is needed for your phone: in the "save as..." dialog box, change the "Save
As Type" to ALL FILES and changed the file name in the box to CTU24.MID then
pressed the "save" button.
Next, I opened my web browser and logged into my Gmail web mail account... I
composed a new email to... firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject: test ringer 1, in the body:
test.. then attached the newly saved CTU24.MID and clicked send.
I waited... Took a few minutes, then the phone beeped that a message had
(Btw, I have auto download enabled on the phone. On the Moto E815/Alltel
firmware: Menu -> Messaging -> Message
Settings -> Pix Message Setup -> Download = Automatic... on the
Samsung and other Verizon UI phones Menu -> Messaging -> Settings -> Pic-Video
Message -> Auto Receive)
Upon Reading the message on the phone...
For THE V710...
along the bottom, I
see CTU24.MID listed and highlighted. My left soft menu key says BACK, and the
right says PLAY. So I press PLAY.. The sound PLAYS... while playing, the right
soft menu key changes to STORE. SO I press STORE... It pops up asking where to
store it (Transflash or Phone..) so I select PHONE.. The Next screen shows me
STORE OPTIONS... with STORE ONLY and APPLY AS RING TONE... If select Apply As
Ring Tone, It changes my phone's default ringer to this sound and its listed
under Sounds in the media gallery (when showing sounds stored in the phone). And
of course, if I choose STORE ONLY it still shows up under Sounds... and can
later be used as a ringer, or ringer id.
For THE E815... along the TOP, I see 1/2 with a funny symbol in the TOP RIGHT... the softkeys say "cancel" and "pause"... and there is NO choice to SAVE when using
the center soft menu button. Either pressing the
RIGHT direction arrow, or waiting a few seconds, it changes to 2/2 along the top
and the sound plays... Then press the Center soft Menu button... from the pop-up
select SAVE ITEMS... You are prompted for "Save What?" the only
option is File... so use the right soft key to SELECT... It
brings you into a media player type of screen and again plays the sound... The right
soft key says STORE... so press it.. If you are prompted with a list of storage
devices (TF or Phone) highlight Phone and press SELECT soft key..
The Next screen shows me STORE OPTIONS... with STORE ONLY and APPLY AS RING
TONE... If select Apply As Ring Tone, It changes my phone's default ringer to
this sound and its listed under Sounds in the media gallery (when showing sounds
stored in the phone). And of course, if I choose STORE ONLY it still shows up
under Sounds... and can later be used as a ringer, or ringer id.
You might be prompted for a name if you store only... just press OK, unless you
really want to rename it...
For the V3C... (Thanks to 6236inewbie for posting these!!)... Hit OK to view it now. when it opens, it should play the
ringtone. Hit options (right soft key). Scroll down and Save
Sound (option #6) The name of the file comes up xxxx.MID . Hit OK and the sound
is SAVED. Hit end. Go to Menu, and select Tunes & Tones scroll down until
you find the tone you just d/l. Hit Options again, and it will ask you: Set as
Ringtone, click OK, and it again will ask you, Set xxxx as Ringtone. Click OK.
and it will say, xxxx set as new ringtone.
For the V3M... Should
be the same the same
menu choices/key presses as the V3C, but I don't have a V3M to try it myself.
For the Krzr K1M... (Thanks to t-bucket for posting these!!)... Open the message, the tone will start playing. Press the
right soft key for Options. Select Option 4 - Save Sound, Press OK to
accept name, then when you get the Sound Saved prompt, press End. Navigate
to My Ringtones and the new file will be there.
For the Moto Maxx Ve... (full details
For the LG VX-8500 aka Chocolate/Vx8500, and LG enV aka
notified of new message, hit OK to view now. The press the Right soft key
for Options... From the Options menu, select Save As Ring Tone. When
asked to Set as ring tone, you can click NO so that its just saved.
For the Samsung SCH-U740 and SCH-U620.... when notified of new message, hit OK to
view now. The press the Right soft key for Options... From the Options
menu, select Save As Ring Tone. When asked to Set as ring tone, you
can click NO so that its just saved.
It works for me... Did it work for you??
I've seen too many of the following issues causing people problems...
1. Improperly renamed file (really is name.mid.mp3 for example... When it comes to renaming from .MP3 to .MID on a Windows PC... Go into Control
Panel -> Folder Options -> View tab. Find the box for "hide extensions for known
file types" and remove the the check mark prior to trying to rename the file.
Failure to do so will result in Mytone.MP3 being renamed as Mytone.mid.mp3...
After you remove that check, and you right click a file and say RENAME,
mytone.mp3 will be properly renamed to mytone.mid.) Usually when this
happens the file arrives at the phone as xxxxxx.QCP, not xxxxx.MID.
2. Improperly encoded file (file might be encoded as other than MP3 to start
with, or is not encoded as an MP3 the phone can handle.) See the links on the RingTone page about how to make your own and what
type of software to use
3. File size is too big... I've seen various discussions on what the "limit" is
but to keep it safe, make sure the file is 325Kbytes or under. As long as
the TOTAL message size is BELOW 325kbytes, you may attach multiple files to one
message. I've been successful sending 9 midi/mp3 files in one message. Note: KRZR K1M users appear to be limited to 307200 Bytes =
300kBytes, so keep in under that!!
4. File name has too many characters.. or improper characters...
Use only letters and numbers, no spaces quotes, apostrophes, brackets, dashes,
etc.. Try and keep it under 15 characters if
possible, when using MPT or putting sounds on a TF card in a PC, the limit
appears to be around 37 characters, but when sending via email, shorter is
5. Email client causing issues... Outlook users are not having any luck
with this process. Some web based email clients do have troubles too... But Gmail users are fine
and so forth...
6. V3C/V3M user experiencing LOW volume, or playing out of the "wrong
speaker" for .MP3 ring tones... You must RENAME the .MP3 to .MID prior to
emailing. Failure to do so causes the file to arrive at the phone as xxxxxx.QCP
which plays out of the wrong speaker.
7. getting messages on the phone saying something like "new pix message has
arrived, to view visit [website] from your pc" That is usually related to
account issues and you need to call Verizon Customer Service to make sure that
picture messaging is properly enabled on your account.
Note: When it comes to
renaming from .MP3 to .MID... Go into Control Panel -> Folder Options ->
View tab. Find the box for "hide extensions for known file types" and remove the
the check mark prior to trying to rename the file. Failure to do so will result
in Mytone.MP3 being renamed as Mytone.mid.mp3 and the phone will receive it as a
.QCP file which can NOT be used as a ring tone... After you remove that check,
mytone.mp3 will be properly renamed to mytone.mid.
Note: Renaming is not the same as "Converting" or "making the MP3 into
.MID" For more details see Post #20 of this thread -> Classical RingTones.
also see the notes on my File Formats page or
my Transflash page for additional info.
other threads of reference...
making it to the phone
Please discuss at -> How To... Getting
MP3 ringers to the phone via email...